Kolossos Rodou B.C.

Kolossos Rodou B.C. (Greek: Κολοσσός Ρόδου K.A.E.), known as Kolossos H Hotels for sponsorship reasons, is a Greek professional basketball team that is located on the island of Rhodes, in Rhodes City. Kolossos currently plays in the top-tier level of Greek professional basketball, the Greek League. The club was founded in 1963, and also initially featured sports like volleyball and judo in the early 1980s.[1] Today, the focus of the Greek athletic club is on the franchise's men's basketball department.

Kolossos H Hotels
Kolossos H Hotels logo
LeaguesGreek League
Greek Cup
Founded1963; 59 years ago (1963)
HistoryKolossos Rodou B.C.
(1963–present)
ArenaKallithea Palais des Sports
Capacity1,400
LocationRhodes, Greece
Team colorsWhite and Cyan
   
Main sponsorH Hotels Collection
PresidentMichalis Kokkinos
Head coachIlias Kantzouris
Team captainVassilis Xanthopoulos
2020–21 position7th
Championships1 Greek 2nd Division
Websitekolossosbc.gr

HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

Due to geographical isolation, and very small financial abilities for most of the club's history, the basketball team was not able to compete at a high level for many years, and was not funded properly. Kolossos was the first Greek basketball team located in the Aegean Sea region.

RiseEdit

In 2000, the fate of the team finally changed, when Kostas Kostaridis became the new team President, and took over the reins of the club.[2] Kostaridis changed almost the entire club management, and stated that it was the immediate goal of the team to rise from the 3rd-tier level Greek B League, to the 2nd-tier level Greek A2 League, and subsequently, the team did begin to rise up through Greece's club basketball league system.

In 2003, head coach Vassilis Fragkias joined the team, and the ascent up into the Greek A2 League division commenced. In the 2004–05 season, Kolossos won the championship of the Greek A2 League, and was therefore automatically promoted up into the top-tier level Greek League, the highest professional basketball league in Greece.

Merger with HolargosEdit

In the 2018–19 Greek Basket League season, Kolossos finished in last place in the league. The team was thus facing relegation down to the second-tier level Greek A2 League. However, Kolossos merged with Holargos, and gained their rights to play in the top-tier level Greek League, in the following 2019–20 Greek Basket League season.[3]

ArenasEdit

Through the 2018–19 season, Kolossos played its domestic Greek Basket League games at the 1,242 seat Venetokleio Indoor Hall. Prior to the 2019–20 season, Kolossos moved into the 1,400 seat[4] Palais des Sports.[5]

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Greek Cup European competitions
2009–10
1
Basket League 6th
14–14
2010–11
1
Basket League 8th
12–14
Quarterfinalist
2011–12
1
Basket League
4th
22–13
2012–13
1
Basket League
10th
8–18
2013–14
1
Basket League
10th
10–16
2014–15
1
Basket League
7th
14–15
2015–16
1
Basket League 7th
11–17
2016–17
1
Basket League 7th
14–15
Quarterfinalist
2017–18
1
Basket League 8th
11–17
Quarterfinalist
2018–19
1
Basket League 13th
5–21
Quarterfinalist
2019–20
1
Basket League 9th
8–12
2020–21
1
Basket League 7th
8–16
Quarterfinalist

Honours and titlesEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Kolossos Rodou roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4   Xanthopoulos, Vassilis (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 38 – (1984-04-29)29 April 1984
G/F 6   Prapas, Stergios 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (2002-02-17)17 February 2002
F/C 7   Kambouris, Nikos 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 30 – (1992-06-02)2 June 1992
SG 10   Williams, Kenny 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1996-11-18)18 November 1996
F 12   Billis, Sotiris 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1996-11-14)14 November 1996
F/C 13   Miller, Shonn 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 28 – (1993-08-26)26 August 1993
F/C 14   Tillie, Kim 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 33 – (1988-07-15)15 July 1988
F/C 18   Chatzidakis, Manos 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 22 – (2000-04-21)21 April 2000
F 22   Slaftsakis, Diamantis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 27 – (1994-07-27)27 July 1994
PG 25   Pot, Stefan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1994-07-15)15 July 1994
G 31   Oikonomopoulos, Kostas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1996-09-23)23 September 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: June 16, 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Kim Tillie Manolis Chatzidakis Nikos Kambouris
PF Shonn Miller Diamantis Slaftsakis
SF Kenny Williams Sotiris Billis
SG Stefan Pot Stergios Prapas
PG Vassilis Xanthopoulos Kostas Oikonomopoulos

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Head coachesEdit

Head Coach Years
  Charis Papazoglou
2001–2003
  Vassilis Fragkias
2003–2005
  Michalis Kyritsis
2005–2006
  Georgios Zevgkolis
2006–2007
  Vangelis Alexandris
2007–2008
  Ioannis Sfairopoulos
2008–2011
  Vassilis Fragkias
2011–2012
  Minas Gekos
2012–2013
  Vassilis Fragkias
2013
  Dimitrios Priftis
2013–2014
  Michalis Koutalianos
2014
  Aris Lykogiannis
2014–2018
  Nikos Vetoulas
2018
  Kostas Flevarakis
2018–2019
  Stergios Koufos
2019
  Aris Lykogiannis
2019–2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Έτος Ίδρυσης 1963 (in Greek).
  2. ^ "ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΥ {{in lang|el}}". Archived from the original on 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ Κολοσσός: Η συνένωση με τον Χολαργό είναι γεγονός (in Greek).
  4. ^ ΑΦΙΕΡΩΜΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΟ H HOTELS: Νέο ξεκίνημα στη Ρόδο (in Greek).
  5. ^ Κολοσσός: Αλλάζει έδρα τη νέα αγωνιστική περίοδο (in Greek).

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